Homeward Bath Walk In Tubs

Nov 24, 2016

Homeward Bath Walk In Tubs

Based in Cleveland, Ohio, Homeward Bath has a wide array of accessible bathtubs that suit different mobility needs of seniors and veterans who need to bathe safely and independently.

Their substantial line of safety showers and accessible bathtubs are broken up into categories separated by different degrees of accessibility. Air massage systems, whirlpool, chromatherapy, heating pads, and low step-ins are a few of the luxury, safety, and therapeutic features that you'll find with Homeward Bath's accessible tubs and showers. 

Accessible Bathtubs

Hydrolife Series

Homeward Hydrolife

The Hydrolife series from Homeward Bath is a sturdy build made from acrylic composite. Centered around safety, usability, and durability, this model will assist you when entering and exiting it thanks to 3 of its easy-to-reach safety grab bars, very wide outward swinging door, low step-in, and anti-slip spacious interior.

Although it serves a wider group of seniors and veterans suffering from conditions which lead to different levels of immobility, it should be noted that this tub cannot be used for lateral access. Wheelchair-bound users will do better with easy transfer walk-in tubs (discussed in the next section).

Hydrolife's Specifications:

  • Safety grab bars are placed in different locations - one can be found on the outer rim, one on the inside corner of the side adjacent, and another one mounted on the door's interior.
  • ADA compliant 17" high seat. 
  • Textured anti-slip floor.
  • A leak-proof 17" wide door.
  • Optional Air massager made up of 16 air injectors.
  • Optional Whirlpool massage system of 8 air jets.
  • Tub dimensions: 51"L x 26.75"W x 40"H

Hydrolife Deluxe Series

Homeward Deluxe

By far the most accessible series from Homeward Bath, the Hydrolife Deluxe provides a design element for wheelchair-bound users to easily transfer from seat to seat without outside assistance. This is achieved by having the door's backrest and footrest completely exposed when the outward swinging door is opened, and all that's left for wheelchair users is to laterally slide from the wheelchair onto the tub seat.

A bigger version of the Hydrolife Deluxe series, the Deluxe XL, boasts a more spacious interior for bariatric users while still remaining true to its wheelchair-friendly form of access. 

Hydrolife Deluxe Specifications:

  • Extra wide 32" door
  • Textured anti-slip floor
  • Two safety grab bars
  • Optional in-line heater for the air injectors
  • Optional heater element for the whirlpool massage system
  • Available in left and right door orientations
  • Limited lifetime warranty on the door seal.
Homeward Step In

Step-In Tubs

Don't need a seat to feel complete? Next on our list is Homeward Bath's Aquarite, a walk-in tub in most respects except for a few minor differences. Fitting perfectly in a traditional 60" long tub space, this stylish looking unit has 16" wide door with a 9.5" high entrance.

If you need a seat to be able to take a bath, the standard features of this tub include a bench with a wood finish. Placed by having both sides of the bench resting on the tub's two longest parallel rims, you can slide on from the wheelchair sideways while having your feet pass through the door. Add-ons such as safety bars, wall-mounted grab bars, power seats, and other transfer benches can all be integrated easily with the Aquarite to make certain that your bath remains independent.

Aquarite's Specfications:

  • Slip-resistant floor.
  • Slightly reclined backrest.
  • A leak-proof 16" wide door.
  • Available in left and right door orientations.
  • White smooth finish.
  • Optional wooden bench with a stylish finish.
  • Optional air massage system.
  • Optional underwater chromatherapy LED. 
  • Tub dimensions: 59"L x 30"W x 28"H.
  • Limited lifetime warranty on the door seal.

For a comparison of Homeward's model comparison in terms of features and prices, the table below should tell you how each one fairs in Home Depot stores.

Model Comparison


Cost  $3,448  $4,625  $1,659
Tub Dimensions  29.5"W x 51"L x 40"H x 29"D  26"W x 52"L x 41"H x 30"D  30"W x 59"L x 28"H x 30"D

Product Details

Color  White  White  White
Controls Type  N/A  Manual  N/A
Door Orientation  Left-Handed  Right-Handed  Right-Handed
Door Direction  Outward  Outward  Inward
Drain Location  Left  Right  Right
Faucet Mount Style  Tub Mounted  Tub Mounted  Wall
Therapeutic Features  Standard Soaker  Standard Soaker & Air Bath  Standard Soaker
Number of Jets  N/A  16  N/A
Jet Settings  N/A  1  N/A
Tub Weight (lb.)  188  201  135
Return Policy  90 Days  90 Days  90 Days
Style of Installation  Alcove or Undermount  Alcove or Undermount  Alcove or Freestanding
Water Capacity (gal.)  60  60  50

Warranties and Certifications

Certifications  ADA Compliant  ADA Compliant  ETL Certified
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty on Door Seal
  • 3 Years on Tub & Water Pump
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty on Door Seal
  • 3 Years on Tub & Water Pump
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty on Door Seal
  • 10 Years on Parts

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